It is clear that the coronavirus has accelerated e-commerce, even in traditional economies of the Middle East. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, examines the likelihood of malls making a comeback post Covid-19.
Amid the current global pandemic and travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia remains committed to its Vision 2030 and projects are underway to transform its hospitality offering. Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and South Asia of HVS, shines a bright light on the kingdom’s luxury resorts and what we can expect to see.
Radisson Hotel Group has achieved a strong start to 2021 and remains prudently optimistic about business recovery in the second half of 2021.
HN spoke with Maarten van den Nieuwenhuijsen, vice president, openings and guest quality, Middle East & Africa, to get the lowdown on their upcoming developments.
Five years after the implementation of comprehensive economic reform, Egypt’s macroeconomic indicators are starting to show sustained improvement. Maximilian Quack, senior manager for the Middle East and Africa at HVS, delves deep into Egypt’s tourism market.
Planned openings include seven premium lifestyle Radisson Collection hotels and resorts in key cities such as Riyadh.
The appointment confirms Barceló’s growth strategy to expand the company footprint across the region over the next years.
Hotel markets in the Middle East, and especially in the GCC, are often thought to share similar characteristics and dynamics, but is this a fair analysis? Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa & South Asia of HVS, takes a closer look at Oman’s hospitality sector and gives her thoughts on what we can expect from the country’s Vision 2040.